LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program
Leadership SAISD is a FREE 9-month education leadership development program that provides community members the information and skills to become thought leaders around education.
Participants develop a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing school communities with topics such as school finance, policy and advocacy, and educational equity.
Cohort members meet once a month to hear from influential speakers and experts, review best practices, research, explore equity in education, and conduct site visits. Together, participants and experts explore the issues that shape public education today with an emphasis on real-world solutions and practical problem solving. Seminars provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
Cohort members explore the most relevant topics in education today including:
Data & Research in Education
Education Policy & Advocacy
Health & Wellness in Education
21st Century Learning
Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Normally, classes are held one Friday per month from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at Cafe College and tours take place throughout the city. Please note we are closely monitoring the guidance issued by local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community and are prepared to continue providing exceptional virtual learning experiences with modified hours starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:00pm through Zoom and Google Classroom with optional virtual opportunities to engage with fellow LSAISD cohort members and LSAISD alums concluding the sessions.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles, including Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs); site based decision-making committees; Board of Trustee task forces; non-profit boards and volunteer positions. Moreover, LSAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
Leadership SAISD Class of 2022 Graduates!
(Friday, May 6th, 2022) – Leadership SAISD (LSAISD) is proud to announce the 40 education community leaders who have graduated from the LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program and have joined the LSAISD Alumni Network of 341 education advocates and thought leaders meaningfully impacting the education landscape of San Antonio. Join us in congratulating the cohort members.
The LSAISD Class of 2022, residing across 9 out of the 17 school districts in San Antonio, participated in a free 9-month education leadership development program addressing various education topics including education leadership, community engagement, data and research in education, education equity, diversity and inclusion, education policy and advocacy, education governance, school finance, health and wellness in education, pedagogy in education and 21st century learning, and education service and leadership opportunities. Sessions provided a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
As the only education focused leadership development program in Bexar County, Leadership SAISD seeks to convene educators, caregivers, and community members to explore the challenges and opportunities within the educational landscape of San Antonio to activate civic engagement in various ways.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles including, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), decision-making committees, Board of Trustee task forces, non-profit boards, and other roles. Moreover, Leadership SAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
Leadership SAISD congratulates the following 40 individuals who participated and completed this year’s program:
Ana Laura Falcon, Compass Rose Public Schools
Anna Villarreal, Alamo Colleges
Ben Rosas, Overland Partners
Carlissa Alonso, Steele Montessori Academy
Cheryl Goode, West Ed
Dr. Christina Olson, retired
Christopher Turnbull, Tafolla Middle School
Colleen Ferguson, SA Youth
Dana Wrann, KIPP University Prep
Delia Ruiz, MindShiftEd
Donna Dancer, PhD Candidate
Fatima Montez, San Antonio Education Partnership
Gabriella Serrano Garcia, MindShiftED
Glenn Revell, Central Catholic Schools
Hannah Sanchez, The Gather Place
Jasmyne Thomas, San Antonio Education Partnership
Jennifer Ramirez, Great Hearts Forest Heights
Jessica Cruz, Alamo Colleges
Jonathan Garcia Nungaray, Teach For America
Josephine Gutierrez, Latino Outdoors
Kaitlin Pothireddy, Duolingo
Katherine Sauter, San Antonio ISD
Katie Ferrier, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Kimani Mitchell, KIPP University Prep
Lauren Morgan, Steele Montessori Academy
Leslie Bernal, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Lizette Goodloe, New York Life
Maribel Gardea, MindShiftED
Marisol Rodriguez, City Year San Antonio
Michelle Herrera, Democracy Prep Charter School
Monica Garcia, Alamo Colleges
Natalie Avitua, San Antonio ISD
Nicolette Ardiente, Visit San Antonio
Phoebe Amador, Ebay
Racquel Gilford, USAA
Sara Zapata, Hawthorne Academy
Taylor Cole, UTSA Student Union
Trisha Suhr, Operation Homefront
Victor Olivares, Palo Alto College
Zachary Espericueta, Self-Employed